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by mail. attorney general eric holder has his sights set on the texas voter i.d. law. holder said over the weekend, the struggle must and will go on in the cause for our nation's quest for justice until every eligible american has the chance to enter -- exercise his or her right to vote. texans are fighting back. >> this is deeply depressing to see the chief law enforcement officer in the country use partisan politics and that's all it is, to drive a wedge between americans based on race and ethnicity. it's really sad because we have come a long way. obviously we've elected barack obama president of the united states. >> the senator suggests much of this push is about a lame duck administration trying to turn texas into a blue state. arthel: so is there danger if it's interpreted as republicans trying to restrict voting? >> there are certainly some people who think so. virginia, arkansas, tennessee and north dakota have enacted new voter i.d. laws this year and colin powell is among those saying that voting will make it more difficult and immediately turn off voters the g.o.p. needs.
will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives, they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the county. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially safe employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not as good for society, they are good for the economy, a
a national trend. several days of tax-free back to school shopping. georgia, massachusetts and texas are giving the state sponsored discount this weekend. connecticut will get it next weekend. earlier this month, a dozen other states took part. retailers are as delighted as consumers. >> shirt -- >> shirt. >> pants -- >> pants. >> shoes -- >> shoes. especially in this economy, every little bit helps. >> reporter: are you excited to go back? >> yeah. >> reporter: total sales could top $42 billion, and parents say every penny saved makes a difference. >> i looked forward to that growing up in texas as well. thanks for the story. >>> exciting news surrounding the centuries-old mona lisa mystery. who is the face on one of the most famous paintings in the world? the model for the masterpiece? scientists think her identity could be revealed through dna testing. here's abc's kirit. >> she appears larger from the left -- >> reporter: the clue to unlocking one of art's biggest secrets is so ground breaking, you might expect to find tom hanks from "the da vinci code" on the scene. instead it's
on in north carolina and texas, this anti-women's stuff and all this, that is not the way to advertise. this is a national story. the national races are going to get tainted by what's going on in texas and north carolina in terms of the anti-abortion, anti-union, anti-everything. i think the republicans have trouble. they really do. they don't -- the sort of the cooler heads don't seem to have the vision or the willingness to prevail, and if they don't prevail, i do not think nate silver is going to be right. nate silver is usually right, but i think it's going to be tough. >> well, and -- and nate silver is usually right. people in new york think as long as he's predicting democrats are going to win. >> all right. let me just say that gayle collins writes in "the new york times" politics of a screeching halt. she writes in part this, one of the least attractive legacies of barack obama will be the way he empowered freshman senators to believe they were only one or two good speeches away from the presidency. right now the show horses of the united states senate are rand paul of kentuck
congress to do things like not annexed texas. it was seen as a great slave conspiracy, which it was. end slavery and the district of columbia. many of these were gathered by women, and many women sign these petitions. what you get is women actively participating in politics to change america for the better. the other great women's movement is the temperance movement. they are active in movements to prevent prostitution. these are things that are close to what would be considered domesticity for women, but is outside the house. it is in the public space. someone like sarah polk, with the exception of temperance, would have been appalled at what these women were asking for. eventually, by 1848, someone in and a few men, such as frederick douglass, are asking for the right to vote for women. that is a long time in coming. it is beginning at this time. >> headers on the phone from jackson,, mississippi. what is your question? >> i would like to know who ran against james k. polk when he was running for president and did sarah polk play the part? >> polk runs against henry clay from kentucky.
. bill: he says he's going to iowa because it's hot in texas this time of year. martha: the feds say he gave chemotherapy who patient who did not need it and he diagnosed people with canter who didn't have it. this doctor is facing serious jail time. bill: the emotional court appearance for a pop star who fights for custody of his son, a son who almost drown in the backyard family pool last week. >> he's in the pool. >> does he have any injuries. the postal service is critical to our economy. delivering mail, medicine and packages, yet they're closing thousands of offices, slashing service and want to layoff over 100,000 workers. the postal service is recording financial losses, but not for reasons you might think. the problem? a burden no other agency or company bears. a 2006 law that drains $5 billion a year from post office revenue while the postal service is forced to overpay billions more into federal accounts. congress created this problem, and congress can fix it. a quarter million tweeters is beare tweeting. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why hp built
afterwards. host: this call is from texas, independent line. caller: you mentioned 1000 feet will the ranch lands have any height restrictions? you say that is the government that will process the privacy issues and if they are the ones breaking the privacy, how will we hold them responsible? -- this isoperation what the faa and other government agencies and all of the private citizens and the public in the states are getting involved with. you may say you will only use these systems for these particular applications. if you use these particular applications, this is how you have to do it. you have to do it in a safe manner and you have to follow the law and the rules. presidentguest is the and ceo of the association holding this event in washington, dc this week. jordan, aberdeen, maryland, independent line. what do you think the usedned vehicles will be as far as fire departments and police departments? a lot of the civil applications, these are ideal applications, the men and women are trained to do their job better than anyone else. this is a tool that allows them to do it better. searc
we should be in the mid-80s with lowering humidity. the heat is still on in texas but we're seeing improvements. we're no longer in the triple digits. we're at 98 to 99 degrees in texas. 87 to 88 in washington, d.c. >> just extraordinary pictures. thank you so much. >>> president obama is on his way to martha's vineyard. let's listen to his message of inspiration to those severely injured in combat. >> maybe you lost your sight but you can still see the truth that our disabled veterans make extraordinary contributions to our country every single day. maybe you lost an arm but you still have the strength to pick up a friend or neighbor in need. maybe you lost a leg but you still stand tall for the values and freedoms that make america the greatest nation on earth. >> white house correspondent kristen welker is on martha's vineyard. that was one of the most poignant points right there. i got all choked up. what are take aways? >> reporter: he have hoping to drive the narrative before he leave for vacation. today he map out ways in which his administration can do a better job of servi
-- willie from fort worth, texas, up next on our democratic line. caller: we complain about what the government does for our protection. if you want to get on a computer and by a server, sign up with all the information they need from us, this and the other marketing companies -- there is nothing being said about how they abuse our privilege to one another. i agree with what obama is doing. a program that was started for the george bush administration to protect us from the terrorists. createdthe scandal they by the republicans so they can take points from the democrats won the elections come. from twitter says what is needed is a clear personal data law. kirk is up next from pittsburgh, pennsylvania. on the democrats line -- caller: good morning. would 100% advocate for this nsa program and others like it, if only they would truly concentrate on the real terrorist. this is to belittle what occurred on 9/11 or happened at the boston marathon, but there are tens of thousands of americans that die every year. tot is due to corporate ceos pollute our rivers and streams and even our
. we will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the economy. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially save employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not just good for society, they are good for
, a senator from minnesota and kristen gillibrand from new york and wendy davis in texas. they polled caucus goers in iowa and showed 95% are ready for a woman president and 85% say it's likely. emily's list is focusing on the numbers as proof that this particular state, of course, kicking off the presidential season, is ready to choose a woman as their next leader. but keep in mind, thomas, the fact they are having this event here today is no coincide. tomorrow in ames which is nearby, republicans will gather with conservative candidates, they are hosting senator ted cruz and donald trump and rick santorum, the former presidential candidates. organizers wanted to make a contrast what is happening tomorrow and today. >> we are highlighting that coming up later where the gop is trying to bridge that divide with the gender gap. it seems, certainly from the crowd, the enthusiasm we hear there there is momentum that is building. on the republican side, it might be less. >> reporter: it's pretty clear that democrats here are really excited, especially about the prospect of a clinton candidacy. on
company based in dallas, texas. we are going to make faith and amily films. e are going to go out and make aith and family films and give you, the american public, the tools to go out and change the culture. to bring people in and reaffirm their values to show the truth. for 1900 years, the greatest creators of art were people in and around the church. the great music, the great sculptors, the great painters, all visual arts as well as musical arts were all in and around the church. but in the last 100 years, the worst art has been coming out of the church. you want to see films, you see the inferior production to see something that reaffirms your values. as i do my job now, i say to you, can't we make god beautiful? why can't we tell the truth, the good, and the beautiful in a way that is compelling and ntertaining and inspiring? that is my mission. i'm going to stay involved and be involved in politics to shape this debate. if we are going to be successful, as a party and more importantly in this country, we need to have a revitalized culture. we need to engage in it. that is where you c
, if all goes well, the great stennis -- senator wendy davis of texas will think about running for governor. [applause] if we want to see a woman in the white house, which we do, we also need to see and support women running in governorships. these are executive leader positions and in the united states, 24 states have not ever come in their history, elected a woman governor. they are not alone. we have to do this so this is another piece of the puzzle. once you see it, you get it. it is not an issue anymore. we've got to keep on pushing state-by-state and i truly believe that once we break the glass ceiling for the white house, it will open up so many doors for so many women across the country in governors and mayors races and city council and you name it. that is why it is so important. >> senator mccaskill, your mother was an elected official. is she why you ran? a simple way of putting it -- i certainly thank my mother to father gave me permission be bossy and opinionated. [laughter] my dad reassured me that even though no one really wanted to date me in college, it would get better. [l
in texas. if you missed any part of today's show find us on itunes. just search state of the union. a special programming note. catch prince william in his first interview since the birth of baby george tomorrow on "new day." 'fareed zakaria" starts now. >>> this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the would recall. i'm fareed zakaria. we have a great show for you today. we will start with violence in egypt. bret stephens and peter beinart disagree as usual. >>> then, is america overregulated? does the government have altogether too much of a say in how we live our lives? i'll ask the man who put many of the obama administration's regulations in place, cass sunstein.
tests in houston, texas, after spells of disorientation and weakness. the attorney general of delaware has been the attorney general since 2006. beau had a mild stroke in 2010 and surgery to correct two brain aneurysms in 1988. the vice president is in texas with his son. >> send him the best. beau biden one of the nicest guys around. send him the very best. >> "new york post" city officials announcing the latest gun bust in new york history. police arrested 19 people and uncovered 254 firearms. the nypd operation tore apart two smuggling rings from south carolina. some of the weapons pulled in as much as $160,000. >> this was like one of the largest gun busts i think in new york history. >> and "the new york times" the federal reserve says some major banks are coming up short during stress testing. aimed at insuring whether they can weather another financial crisis. the report indicates some banks are making the same mistakes they made during the recent economic crisis. and jeffrey sachs, i have to call you in here, there is no way that if a couple of these banks hit rough times, the
the math going back, a guy like the texas rangers nelson cruz if he's suspended starting monday and you go through those 50 games, he can come back and play in the post-season with his team. baseball doesn't want to penalize a team like the rangers because alex rodriguez can't make a deal. you have to put an end date on it because we're all dying over here. it could come sooner. let's see what happens. >> rachel nichols, many thanks. >>> from new york to los angeles, people are dumping russian vodka into the streets. gay activists leading the protest saying it's an effort to draw attention to russia's strict anti-gay laws. so bars and clubs nationwide are boycotting stoli vodka. the boycott is inspired by an online camp pain called dumpstoli. but the activists may have it wrong. the makers of stoli who buy in the united states say it sports gay and lesbian and opposes the russian government's policies. at the same time, others are calling for a boycott of the 2014 winter olympics in russia. >> reporter: russia prepares for the 2014 olympic games. half a world away, short track speed skater
that is riddled with credits, loopholes, game playing. a friend of mine, kevin brady, is a member from texas that sits on a committee. the tax code of the united states is four times the size of a bible with none of the good news. pretty good summary. >> it is. in your opinion, if a presidential candidate made that a major point, would it carry any weight? >> yeah, i think it would. i think nobody ever thinks the tax system is fair. that is always an issue that resonates with america. let's be real -- taxes are one of the reasons we do put -- we declared our independence in the first place. we did not like the way was done, we thought we should have a direct say, which we did not. . think it is a major effort i think you are going to see it more, particularly if commerce cannot act in the next couple of years and this divided situation. i suspect whoever is running for president will make it a major issue. the last time we had really important tax stuff, ronald reagan was president. he ran on what was back then camp ross, which was lowering the rates, and then he carried another part of it o
and distribution company based in dallas, texas. we are going to make it an family films. [applause] -- age and family films. we are going to go out and make family films and give you the american public the tolls to go out and change the culture. to bring people in and reaffirm their values to show the truth. years, the greatest creators of art were people in and around the church. the great music, the great sculptors, the great painters, all visual arts as well as musical arts were all in and around the church. but in the last 100 years, the worst art has been coming out of the church. you want to see films, europe is the inferior production to see something that reaffirms your values. now, i say to you , can't we make god a beautiful? [applause] why can't we tell the truth, the good and the beautiful in a way that is compelling and entertaining and inspiring? that is my mission. i'm going to stay involved and be involved in politics to shape this debate. it would are going to be successful, as a party and more importantly in this country, we need to have a revitalized culture. it we need
we're talking about. so it is not how you collect it, it is what happens after. host: 8 from texas. independent line. -- dave. caller: you mentioned 1,000 feet and a low for the ranch land. any type of height restriction over residential or will they be able to fly to feet above the roof of your house? you say about the privacy issues, that is the government that has gone to process privacy issues. if they are the ones pricking privacy, how will we hold them responsible? guest: again, and the operation any operation and all of the private citizens are getting involved with. you may say we will of the use these systems for these particular applications or if you are going to use them, this is how you have to do it. you have to do it in a safe matter and all local walls of the rules. that is what they're there for. host: our guest is michael toscano. our next guest is jordan in maryland. caller: what do you think the unmanned vehicles are used as far as the fire department, police department and other local government? guest: again, a lot of the civil applications are ideal. the men
costs. some states like texas set very severe caps. they haven't seen lower trend lines because they set the cap. it's absolutely true that doctors practice defensive medicine. it's true the tort system doesn't work. it's true we need changes. it's all true. it won't fix the terrorist trends. they because of it's because of a rationality in the system. it's because of delivering too many of the wrong kinds of social security. yo lot of ama's answer to this and physician's answer is tort reform. you can say, you know, yes, you are right the tort system needs to be fixed. it's not the answer to the cost trends. >> thank you, doctor. that was incredibly interesting. [applause] i want to ask our executive director to give us an update on the association and assistanting state to control health costs while maintaining quality. >> thank you we're trying to emulate what jeff it doing. we have an agreement with jeff trying to utilize his technique. we have awarded seven states project to see if we can take some of the technique jeff and his colleagues have developed and apply them to a state. it
do we -- i know texas opted out of it. how could we opt out of its? and they were there. >> let me give you of the background. first of all, it does not emanate from anything the senate has done. common gore is a program developed by the governors' association. so if you don't want them coming to be a part of a commodity have to do is change it. it's not anything that goes through me. in other words, it's a state up to then opt out deal. that is a state-run a shoot they you all need to deal with. i don't think the goals behind a common core are necessarily bad. i think probably the implementation is very dangerous, but the point is improving the educational standards of our children, you know, the best way to do that is put parents, teachers, administrators back in charge. [applause] >> senator, thank you very much for your representation. i am -- proud of what you have a vested. i am really concerned in maybe a generation are less we are going to lose our second amendment rights. the americans and oklahomans. and no pun intended, under the gun. what can we do? senator feinstein, s
, texas? aldean is houston's poor cousin. scrubby country, about as poor as union city, latino, african-american, spattering of white folks, and with half as much money union city spends on its kids, they are doing well, narrowing the achievement gap, and what are they doing? very much the same kinds of things union city is, and what is that? start with preschool, work up the curriculum. if there's a lot of kids from other countries, you better have a good bilingual program, a rich bilingual program that pays attention to language fluency and how they do in academic subjects. today it's bilingual, tomorrow english only, that happens in so many districts, especially in california. there's esl classes, day one. here kids transition slowly. this school district knows what educators know. that is it's really important to get a grounding in your home language before learning the second language. really important to hold on to that home language because being bilingual in the society is a huge advantage. a lot of the kids in union city come from homes where there are not a lot of books around
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